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Tom Ford wants to reclaim the word "pussy" for womankind

Pussy Power

Tom Ford wants to reclaim the word "pussy" for womankind
Say it with a shoe, a bag, and an attitude

Of all the statement fashion that has come and gone — from Dior's progressive "we should all be feminists"Alexander Wang's unapologetic "I am an immigrant" and "we will not be silenced" to Vivienne Westwood's simplistic, yet unhinged vulgarity just to name a few — Tom Ford's slogan for fall/winter 2018 is most succinct.

The point to Ford's unmistakable messaging, "pussy power" applied to a hey-look-here kitten slingbacks and the Natalia bag is in no way convoluted. The pussy, or vagina if you're classy like that, is strong. It's both a source of pleasure and an organ that delivers life onto Earth. It's the bedrock of a woman, and hence by extension, Ford's phrase is an ode to the female sex. An ode crafted in glitter plexi and OTT crystals no less.

Echoing Ford is comedian and political commentator, Trevor Noah. "Do you understand how impressive the vagina is? Do you understand how strong it is? There's a reason men have sought to oppress it for so long. The vagina is frighteningly powerful," he said to his audience in his Netflix special, Afraid of the Dark. "Human beings come out of a vagina. Human beings comes out of the vagina and still it continues to work as intended. It continues to operate, it continues to work. Do you understand how impressive that is? You're saying it's weak? You just sit on a penis wrong and it breaks. 'Don't be a penis,' that should be the phrase. I wish I was a pussy."

Well then, pussy on:

Pre-order Tom Ford's 'Pussy Power' shoe and bag here.

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Text: Jolene Khor

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